Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Las', A Grand Ethos !!

Well, all I can say is this "At last, one of my anagrams has gone down people's throats without leaving a sour taste ! ".

As you may very well have realized, the title is an anagram for something. In one of my previous posts, I had mentioned about posting certain details regarding a "particular something ". Although this is not the right time to talk about it, I will relieve the viewers from going through the agony of figuring it out. It unscrambles to "Golden Shaastra " and the anagram itself, I feel is grammatically correct in a small way. It reads "At last, a grand ethos ". Now the meaning behind this statement is of utmost importance, otherwise the anagram is of no use.

As ethos, by definition is some spirit imbibed in a culture, in this context, the spirit is the 'Spirit of Engineering' with the culture being Shaastra, the annual technical festival of IIT Madras. The year (2008) being the Golden Jubilee year of IITM, it adds significance to Shaastra, making it "Golden Shaastra" and hence, the anagram.

Now this anagram struck me when a Layzee fellow asked me to find an introductory title to one fabled brochure, which forms a very important part of my work for the next 4 months. I started doing the normal stuff-- searching in thesauruses for synonyms of introduction/welcome/greetings and the like. I went to the extent of looking up GRE word lists for such stuff, but finally gave up on them, since none of them satisfied me. In the end, I resorted to what I did best (at least, I claim that) ---creating meaningful anagrams. And Lo ! behold the anagram which becomes the title as soon as it's suggested to this Layzee bugger. It also added the element of thinking out of the box...erm, sorry out of the dice ! Again, full fundaes on this will be put up some time in the future.

Till then, I guess you, my patient reader, will have to wait. But I assure you, it'll be worth the wait (unless, I lose whatever sanity is left in me by that time).

13 comments:

ro(GEL) said...
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ro(GEL) said...

(bow)....dust eadi aad!

prakash said...

:) great one.. keep comin up with new stuff like this

Lord Voldemort said...

Well, Mr. Prakash, I presume you havent seen my first post on this blog. I've been coming up with such vetti anagrams for a long time and hence, the name of my blog ! Thanks for ur appreciation anyway, hope the popularity increases :P

Boneywasawarriorwayayix said...

Sorry dei, had downloaded more than 1.5 gig...so hadn't used internet for days.

n Studd da....Is this going to Shaastra Brouchure? :D

Lord Voldemort said...

@Samaadhi/Boney --> Yes, it's going to Shaastra Spons brochure :) { I had put my credential as all the wrd games finalist in lit-soc/saarang-> I never knew it would actually be credible :P }

aniketanand said...

So that's where it came from! From a word games finalist! ;)

btw, potter fan? (at least I am!)

I'm a gravy hanger !! said...

@Aniket aka Mamme : Yes Sir, a word games finalist :P. Well not a potter fan, but more a Lord Voldemort fan (after all, who doesnt like magic at its best ) . I'm a fan of your work as well :P , I wish I could be a part of design club as well to learn some tips from you :)

aniketanand said...

Flattered!
But it's Creative Club, not design club.

Voldemort fan? I am Severus fan (after all, who doesnt like love at its best)
:P

I'm a gravy hanger !! said...

ahem.. well, can mistakes like these get a person into the Creative Club ? :P . As for Severus, I believe the choice is a good one :)

Kuju said...

dey...this anagram of your's literally helped us nail a sponsor here in Hyd. So we and shaastra as a whole is indebted to you in more ways than one.

I'm a gravy hanger !! said...

@kuju : thanks for showering the TNR praise but you could do a better job by putting me a treat sometime for the spons you nailed :P

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